Micromax launches Android phones with Cyanogen software in India

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Micromax, one of India’s biggest smartphone makers has introduced a new subsidiary called Yu Televentures which will begin selling Android phones with Cyanogen software in December. Cyanogen is the for-profit company founded by the core developers of CyanogenMod, one of the most popular custom ROMs based on Google’s Android Open Source project. The software includes most […]

Deals of the Day (11-18-2014): $140 Windows laptop


The Asus EeeBook X205 is a notebook with an 11.6 inch display, an Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core Bay Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and Windows 8.1 software. It’s hardly the most powerful Windows laptop on the market, but it’s certainly one of the cheapest. The EeeBook X205 has a list price of […]

Nokia N1 is a 7.9 inch, 64-bit, Android 5.0 tablet for $249

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Microsoft may have taken over Nokia’s smartphone division, but these days Microsoft isn’t using the Nokia name on its phones anymore… and the Finnish company is branching out in new directions. Nokia doesn’t make smartphone phones anymore, but the company just introduced an Android tablet. The Nokia N1 is an iPad mini-sized tablet with a […]

WugFresh Nexus Root Toolkit adds Android 5.0 Lollipop support


There are a number of tools that you can use to root, unlock the bootloader, backup, or update the firmware of a Nexus phone or tablet. But the Nexus Root Toolkit from WugFresh is probably one of the easiest of those tools… and now you can use it to install or root Android 5.0 Lollipop. […]

HP Pro Tablet 10 EE G1 hits the FCC

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HP has a new business-friendly tablet in the works. An unannounced tablet called the HP Pro Tablet 10 EE G1 showed up at the FCC this week, and a glance at a support document on the HP website confirms that there is a tablet by that name… and that it’s different from the company’s other 10 […]

Deals of the Day (11-17-2014)

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Priced at $249, the Asus C200 and C300 Chromebooks are already some of the most affordable laptops. But it’s always nice when you can get cheap devices for even cheaper… and today both models are on sale for just $200. That’s a pretty great price for laptops with 11.6 inch or 13.3 inch screens, Intel […]

Sony’s new image sensor could make smartphone cameras better


Sony has introduced a new image sensor for smartphone cameras which could bring some of the features found in high-end, mirrorless cameras to smartphones. The Sony Exmor RS IMX230 image sensor should be available starting in April, 2015. The sensor supports 21 megapixel images, but it takes more than megapixels to make a good photo. […]

Rockchip and Intel launch their first chip together


Intel and Chinese chip maker Rockchip started working together on processors for low-cost phones, tablets, and other devices. In October we learned that the first chip to come out of that partnership would be the XMM6321 dual-core ARM Cortex-A5 processor with 3G capabilities. Now Rockchip has announced global availability of the XMM6321 chip, which means that […]

YotaPhone 2 dual-screen smartphone coming in December

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Russian phone company Yota plans to unveil its next dual-screen smartphone on December 3rd. Like last year’s Yotaphone, the new Yotaphone 2 appears to have a color screen on one side and an ePaper display on the other. But earlier this year we learned that the new model would be a little different. Detailed specs […]

Ematic to launch a 7 inch Windows tablet

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Ematic sells dozens of cheap Android tablets. Now the company is getting ready to branch out into cheap Windows tablets. An unannounced tablet called the Ematic EWT716 showed up at the FCC this week. It features a 7 inch display, an Intel Atom processor, and Windows 8.1 software. Ematic won’t be the first company to […]